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Vascular Access in Hemodialysis

This course will discuss the importance of early patient education, explain risks, benefits and current trends for each type of vascular access. It will review basic principles of patient evaluation and discuss appropriate cannulation techniques and vascular access related complications.

KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines 2020 Update is available now! Click Here to start presentation.

Learn about the 2020 Updates of the KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines and stay up-to-date with topics related to patient preparation, access selection & placement, access dysfunction surveillance, AVG complications and catheter complications. The key differences between the 2006 and 2020 guideline recommendations are highlighted in the short presentation. Full guideline document can be accessed at the end of the presentation or by clicking on the references icon.

KDOQI Vascular Access Guideline Update 2020

Hypertension in Hemodialysis Patients

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the blood pressure (BP) management in hemodialysis patients. It reviews BP classification and the importance of appropriately monitoring patients with various methods for measuring BP. The diagnosis of hypertension and best practice recommendations for management and treatment for such patients are also discussed. Further, the course covers the potential causes and interventions for resistant and paradoxical hypertension during dialysis.


Hemodialysis Essentials

Hemodialysis is the most common renal replacement modality in the US. This course will review history and current trends in hemodialysis, discuss the indications for hemodialysis and the components needed to perform it. We will look at the basic mechanisms of hemodialysis, hemodialysis prescriptions, dose and discuss potential complications and safety concerns.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics – Module 1

This module reviews the history of home hemodialysis and discusses different types of home hemodialysis prescriptions.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics – Module 2

This module provides an overview on various important lifestyle and technical factors to consider when performing home hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics – Module 3

This module discusses considerations on patient selection and training for home hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics – Module 4

This module reviews important safety aspects and discusses clinical outcomes associated with home hemodialysis.

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